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“I am still truly amazed with the all of the dedication and hard work Lea did to make Derrick's home going a remarkable event. They were apart in...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Jimmy - St Louis, MO

“DERRICK WAS A VERY GOOD MAN, AND SPECIAL FRIND TO ME. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM IN MY HEART ! ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: MICHELLE WEBSTER - ST.LOUIS, MO

“I offer my condolence to Derrick's family and friends. Derrick and I met about 5yrs ago, while he was driving the Earth City line. He and I...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Terri - St. Louis, MO

“My deepest Condolences to the Harris Family. God has called A Good Man Home to offset his Garden with all the Quality that we all will miss with...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: M Webb - Horn Lake, MS

“Sorry to hear about your father, I understand the sorrow you must be feeling now. If things would have turned out differently 23 years ago with...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Jason - St Louis, MO

“I met Derrick a few years ago while working at United Healthcare. He drove the Earth City bus that I rode during the week to work. He was a very easy...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Christel Buggs - St. Louis, MO

“My deepest condolences are with Brandy, Crystal and all of Derrick's grandchildren, whom he spoke so highly of. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Billie Magill - St. Louis, MO

“To the daughters, I was very young when I lost my father and have few memories of him. I don't know how long it takes to get past it or if a person...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Brooklin Nabieu - Kerrville, TX

“My condolences to the Harris family. Many people were acquainted with Derrick, but very few really knew and understood the man he was. I will miss...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Lelah - University City, MO

“My condolences goes out to the entire Harris family.I am so glad Derrick enjoyed his Big 50th birthday party,I was the person taking the pictures....Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Deborah Burrell - Belleville, IL

“I send my deepest condolences to the Harris family. Derrick and I shared a deep and passionate love for one another that spanned 11 yrs. I was last...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Michelle H. - St. Peters, MO

“MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO DERRICKS GIRLS AND GRAND CHILDREN DERRICK WAS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND I WILL SINCERELY MISS HIM AND THE TIMES WE...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: JANICE HYKES-HARRIS - florissant, MO

“I met Derrick about two years ago, he was driving for bi-state, at that time I didn't know Derrick personally. February of 2009 Derrick became...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Melissa - University City, MO

“My condolences go out to your family. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Donita Thomas - St. Louis, MO

“This is truly a time when your faith is being tested. I am sure it has not been easy to accept the death of Derrick. While I am sure he is in a much...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Marie Mann - St.Louis, MO

“My deepest condolences to you and your family. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Francisco J. Perez - Manchester, MO

“My condolences go out to your family. Derrick you will be missed. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Deborah Johnson - madison, IL

“My condolences go out to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Kimberly Martzett - st. louis, MO

“I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all of the Family and Friends of Derrick Harris. I only knew him the few months I rode his bus route,...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Rosie Smith - St. Louis, MO

“I was so saddened to hear of Derrick's untimely death. Having shared happy times with him during the time of his wedding to Janice, Tiger and I will...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Deborah Wright-Mason - Shiloh, IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I only met Derrick once. That was when Janice had her stroke and was in the hospital. He seemed...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Parker - Granite City, IL


Derrick S. Harris was born on August 15, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri. Derrick was the first-born son of the late Gladys Alexander, whom he cherished with all his heart. Derrick gave his life to Christ at an early age. He attended Beaumont High School Class of 1977; he was an active alumnus until his recent home going. Derrick was a photographer and music lover at heart. He recorded his life, family, and friends in pictures and songs. A steadfast friend to all who knew him. He touched many lives with his love, strength, and generosity. An employee of Metro Transit for 18 years. His passengers and co-workers were special in his eyes. He was an active member of the A.T.U. and an avid bowler. His competitive spirit knew no bounds. No matter the occasion his advice was always, the same "Get in where you fit in." On September 1, 2009, Derrick was called home to be with his Lord. He stepped from this world into the arms of his loving and cherished mother, Gladys. Derrick's life was full of love, laughter, family and friends. Derrick leaves to cherish his memory: two daughters, Crystal N. Harris, and Brandy M. Harris, of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers, Gerrod (Betty) Harris of Nashville, Tennessee, and Warren Alexander of O'Fallon, Missouri; three aunts, Karen Jones, Sandra Jacobs, and Sharon Jacobs; six grandchildren, Anquinea R. Harris, Brandyn Derrick D. Harris, Cyerra N. Caldwell, Tyerra M. Caldwell, Charne' A. McMillian, and Creston McMillan; his girl friend, Lisa Bagnerise, and a host of extended family and friends. He will be remembered and missed by many, but please don't grieve too long. Just remember what Derrick often said "The Beat Goes On." To send a lasting tribute or condolences to the Harris family, please sign the Online Guestbook below. Click "Sign Guestbook".

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